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.ALAC File Extension

File TypeALAC Encoded Audio File

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CategoryAudio Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an ALAC file?

Audio file created with the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC); used for storing digital music losslessly without losing any sound quality from the original audio data; differs from lossy audio codecs such as AAC.

More Information

NOTE: If you see a file with the extension ".alac," it probably is actually an .M4A file (MPEG-4 audio) with a misnamed file extension. This is because ALAC is a codec used for encoding audio data and not an audio file container format like an MPEG-4 file.

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Programs that open ALAC files
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Windows Media Player with K-Lite Codec Pack
MAGIX SpectraLayers Pro 4
Apple iTunes
Apple QuickTime Player
MAGIX SpectraLayers Pro 4
Updated 9/9/2016

About the file extension alac

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